Technology firms that use encryption are not resistant to an honest error. Developers are human, and they make errors that hackers can manipulate.
FREMONT, CA: Cybercriminals do not lack in creativity to hack. From accessing the microphone, camera, and position of the user’s smartphone to creating convincing application clones, hackers use many techniques to access and manipulate the personal details of unsuspected mobile app users.
Below are some common security threats to the mobile application that one should be aware of.
1. Lack of authentication of multifactor
Many use the same unsafe password across several accounts. A company consists of many users. Even if a breach in another business has compromised one user’s password, hackers frequently test passwords on other applications, leading to an assault on the company.
Multifactor authentication, frequently using two of the three potential authentication factors, does not depend entirely on the user’s password until certifying the user’s identity. This additional authentication layer could be the response to a personal question, the SMS confirmation code for input, or the biometric authentication (fingerprint, retina, and others).
2. Failure to properly encrypt
Encryption is a method of transposing data into an indecipherable code that is preferably readable only after retranslated using a hidden key. In other words, encryption changes the order of a combination lock, but be careful; hackers are skilled to pick up locks. According to one survey, 13.4 percent of consumer devices and 10.5 percent of enterprise devices do not have encryption. This aspect ensures that if hackers have access to these computers, personal data would be made available in plain text.
Unfortunately, technology firms that use encryption are not resistant to an honest error. Developers are human, and they make errors that hackers can manipulate. When it comes to encryption, it is interesting to see how easy it can crack the application’s code. This standard security weakness may have profound implications, including theft of intellectual property, code theft, breach of privacy, and harm to reputation, to name a few.
3. Tech Reverse
The essence of programming exposes many systems to the authentic challenge of reverse engineering. The healthy amount of metadata given in the debugging code also lets an intruder understand how the application operates. Reverse engineering can be used to show how the application runs on the backend, expose encryption algorithms, change the source code, and more. A business’s code can be used against and pave the way for hackers.